So, I chose this one because I'm hoping it's a book lots of people will have heard of, but never actually read. It's a classic of its genre, and while that genre may not be too everyone's taste, I hope people will still find it interesting to read.
One request - bear with it! It can be slow and a bit detailed at times, but I think that's because we're used to much more modern versions of this kind of story, which just move at a much greater pace, but without some of the slow build which is a big part of why I enjoy this book.
Belatedly posting my thoughts... I did sink a little when I saw the book, as just didn't really fancy it, though had never read, but heard of it. However...once I started I loved it. Detective Lebel is perfect, and actually, I really enjoyed reading something set in the sixties, with phone boxes and telegrams and immensely clever plotting. I read a lot of modern crime fiction, and this stood out as excellent. I did skim read some pages of very detailed car engine/gun adapting technical detail, but otherwise
To be honest I really struggled with this one. I never actively looked forward to sitting down for a hour to read this. It has taken all month to read it and it was ok. Not one I would read again as I found it very drawn out. Hopefully the next reader enjoys it more.
Oh dear, sorry! I really struggled choosing a book for this. I think if nothing else, it's taught me that while a book club sounds great in theory, I don't want the responsibility of choosing books. Hopefully the chocolate compensated for my poor taste in books!